The track and field season is long and Hayfield junior Murielle Ahoure is starting to feel it.
"I'm a little tired," Ahoure said. "But the season's almost over, so I want to run as well as I can."
Ahoure, an All-Met this spring after running the AAA Northern Region's top times in the 100 and 200 meters during the regular season, won those two races on Friday night at Lake Braddock to lead the Hawks to third place at the region championship meet.
Ahoure won the 100 in 12.27 seconds; she took the 200 in 25.66 seconds.
Lake Braddock, using its domination in field events on Thursday night to build a big lead, held off Westfield for the team title. The Bruins scored 105 points, 47 of which came on Thursday, while the Bulldogs finished with 88.
Sophomore Teressa McCoy won the shot put, senior Courtney Sanders won the long jump and junior Ashley Haislip won the high jump. The 4x800 relay of juniors Erin Harrison and Kelsey Snowden, sophomore Erin Klein and freshman Michelle Presley took the title in 9:18.00, a school -- and meet -- record time. Klein solidified the win with a gutsy second-place effort in the 3,200-meter run, holding off two runners for eight key points.
Westfield got wins from senior Karen Woolley in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Along with Ahoure's two victories, Hayfield got a pair each from Melissa Dewey (1,600 and 3,200) and Nakeisha Wineglass (400 and triple jump).
On the boys' side, Westfield held off a charge from West Potomac to take home the title. Senior Louis Corum won the shot put and high jump, while senior David Groff won the 800 and joined Chris Courson, Chris Black and James Scheiner as part of the 4x800 relay, which won on Thursday in 7:50.93, a meet record by 13 seconds.
Corum's wins, in two events held in adjoining pits at about the same time, took a little bit of extra concentration. He was also fourth in the triple jump and third in the discus.
"In the shot put, you can't rush it," Corum said. "You can't rush it in the high jump either. Mentally you have to get focused [quickly], so it's tough."
Senior David Lewis, an All-Met this spring, won the pole vault in 14 feet 6 inches, while senior Alvin Tondereau won the 110 hurdles and his twin brother Philippe won the 300 hurdles. Chris Courson won the 400 meters in 49.62 seconds.
West Potomac was led by Antwane Minter, who won the 100 and long jump. Jefferson's Christo Landry won the 1,600 meters with an area-best time of 4:11.25.